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NCDHHS reports new COVID-19 cases higher than median of past week, month

The median number of new cases is 2,141 over the past 7 days; 1,842 over the past month

Oct. 27. The NC Dept. of Health and Human Services reported 2,253 new COVID-19 cases statewide today, up from 2,141 new cases yesterday.

It’s still fewer than the 2,716 new cases reported on Friday last week. But compared to the median number of new cases during the past month, it’s well ahead.

The median number of new cases over the past week is 2,141; over the past 31 days, it’s 1,842.

The difference in the past week vs. the past 31 days represents a 16 percent increase.

The total number of cases in North Carolina is now at 266,136.

Tests are coming back positive at the rate of 6.9 percent statewide, and 6 percent in Mecklenburg. The goal is less than 5 percent.


There were 34 new deaths statewide due to COVID-19. A total of 4,245 North Carolinians have died because of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Hospitalizations are at 1,193 statewide, according to today’s NCDHHS report. That’s up from 1,214 yesterday and 1,219 exactly one week ago.


There were 227 new cases reported in Mecklenburg, down from 273 new cases yesterday.

There was one new death in Mecklenburg in today’s report, for a total of 387 county-wide.

North Mecklenburg

Cornelius: 2 new cases, 663 cumulative total; 16 deaths total.

Davidson: 3 new cases, 355 cumulative cases total; 6 deaths total.

Huntersville: 5 new cases, 1,226 cumulative case total; 14 deaths total.